Wirz & Partners

Wirz & Partners is among the market-leading retained search and head-hunting companies in Switzerland.
We provide in-depth knowledge in our target markets and about the roles and functions required. This enables us to address the complex demands of recruiting, and to match the high expectations of the candidates with the required level of excellence and seniority.

Wirz & Partners is specialised in the following industries:

  • Digitalization, Technology, IT, Consulting (Strategy, Management & Technology)
  • Life Science, Medicine, Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, Med-Tech, Laboratory

The partner-model of Wirz & Partners ensures the level of competency required to provide the service excellence our customers and clients expect and demand. We know the markets, and with our intimate knowledge of our customers’ internal situation, we are optimally positioned to match the candidates to meet their expectations.

We know the talent pool in our markets very well, and have years of experience recruiting for positions on board level, C- level, first liner and subject matter experts in senior positions.
Our seasoned recruiting professionals all have backgrounds as senior managers and/or entrepreneurs themselves, which puts them in a unique position to competently represent you.


Wirz & Partners was founded in 2009 by Erik Wirz, based on extensive experience in the IT and consulting industries since 1997.

During that time in a variety of senior management and executive roles for leading companies including DEC, Compaq and HP, Erik lived and worked in the USA, UK Scandinavia, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. Handling the industry vertical for entertainment & media in EMEA at HP, later he was instrumental in a successful restructuring of a publicly traded mid-sized software company in Switzerland and Germany.


As vice-president for CA, the focus was on the Tier II business and ramping-up the consumer on-line business in EMEA. Swiss-based SAP consulting and integration expert, Cirrus Consulting, hired Erik as MD and member of the board, responsible for the German market. Cirrus was sold successfully in 2011 to Swisscom IT Services.